In her capacity as President of Resolutions Management Ltd., Ms. Driscoll has a wide breadth of skills in executive management, global expansion and development, hands-on strategic planning and negotiation, and mergers and acquisitions, in addition to compliance and corporate structuring. As a past member of the National and Northeast Chapters of the Turnaround Management Association, Driscoll has been involved with numerous high profile bankruptcies and turnarounds (i.e., Arthur D. Little, Enron and Tidewater). As a direct result of Ms. Driscoll's leadership on a variety of international business transactions and dispute resolution procedures, companies around the world have made multi-million dollar investments and policy decisions. Driscoll's advice and analysis is often sought in connection with project risk assessments, as well as the placement and interplay with insurance coverage and claims.
In recent years, Driscoll's assignments included international, contracts and compliance counsel for a fast-growing OEM and finished consumer goods (designing, developing and distributing steam, vacuums, kitchen and garment products) company based outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She also acted as the asset manager throughout the development and construction phases of a 250MW solar plant, the first of its kind located on Native American land outside of Las Vegas, Nevada and servicing a portion of the electricity needs for Los Angeles, California.
Driscoll has advised clients on compliance matters, including preparation and readiness for public market scrutiny, and legal due diligence for corporate financing and/or acquisition. She sat for many years as an appointed member of clients' board of directors and compliance committee.
Ms. Driscoll has focused a large portion of her advisory work on the development of infrastructure projects, as well as solutions for distressed energy assets. Ms. Driscoll's expertise has been tapped to manage many high profile transactions in the energy, real estate, shipping, oil services and consumer goods fields. Driscoll managed insurance/risk portfolios for many of her clients, including political risk insurance claims/settlement processes worldwide.
Prior to forming Resolutions Management, Ms. Driscoll was Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Arthur D. Little, Inc., one of the world's premier technology and environmental consulting firms, which had offices and laboratories in more than 30 countries around the world. Driscoll's primary responsibilities with ADL included M&A and day-to-day management of the pre-bankruptcy planning and liquidation. Ms. Driscoll was a key member of the company's senior management/turnaround team, reorganized the legal department of this $1 Billion enterprise, and participated as a member on dozens of ADL-affiliated Trusts and Boards of Directors worldwide.
As Vice President & General Counsel of Merrill International Limited from 1992-2000, Ms. Driscoll was a member of an elite team of infrastructure project developers, and a leader in the development, finance and construction of international (Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Venezuela, Mozambique) power (gas, coal and wind technologies), steel, water, and other capital-intensive projects. Merrill International was expert advisor to many U.S., Canadian, and European electric utility and equipment supply companies.
Early in her career, Ms. Driscoll served as General Counsel of Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc., a worldwide economic, management, and litigation consulting firm specializing in energy and the environment. She also served as Assistant General Counsel of Oxbow Corporation, a major energy holding company for geothermal assets, liquids storage facilities, small U.S. refineries and a trading-arm for petroleum products.
Ms. Driscoll has served as a trusted member of the American Bar Association's Advisory Panel, as well as Vice Chairperson of the ABA's Subcommittee on International Energy Law, and has been an active member of a number of state, corporate counsel, and women's bar organizations for many years. Driscoll has been listed in Marquis' Who's Who of American Women®, and Who's Who in Finance and Business. She is a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University. Her charity and volunteer work has included participating on the council for a homeless shelter for women in the Boston area, creating a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to incoming Colgate University students, and guest lecturing at business schools on the topic of Negotiating Fundamentals.
She is also a published business writer "Presume Greatness to Create Job Satisfaction", Woman's Business Boston - February 2003 and poet ("Fall From Grace", The Growing Season, 2001; "Ode to Delusion", The Best Poems and Poets of 2001, 2002; "The Princess of Sin", The Best Poems and Poets of 2002, 2003; "Affirmation of Oneness (The Certainty of Love)", Learning to Fly, 2003; "Shades of Twilight", Invoking The Muse, 2004; "My Bitter Half", The Best Poems And Poets of 2004, 2005); "Insanity's Squire", Great Poems of the Western World, 2005; "Impresario of the Mundane", Twilight Musings, 2006); "Shards of Sanity", The Best Poems And Poets of 2005, 2006; "Silently Screaming", Eternal Heartland, 2010).
Ms. Driscoll resides in suburban Boston, Massachusetts with her husband of 35 years, and has two successful, adult sons.
Summary of Achievements
- Senior executive with over 30 years of experience as a chief legal and compliance officer across a broad range of industries.
- Business advisor to boards of directors and C-level executives; oversight of large teams of outside attorneys, analysts, engineers and operating personnel.
- CIPP/US (in process) -- certification as an information privacy practitioner.
- Project developer with broad commercial background in international markets.
- Strategist for numerous complex multi-hundred-million dollar investments in emerging market countries, including complicated financing transactions.
- Managed millions in legal department budgets; handled cross-border litigations and arbitrations (bankruptcy, contract disputes, insurance and patent cases).
- Advisor on SEC registration statements and initial public offering processes.
- Chief negotiator on the construction of renewable energy (wind) projects in Nicaragua (Amayo), Costa Rica (Plantas Eolicas) and New Zealand (Tararua).
- Developer and legal advisor to gas-fired electricity generating plants; their construction and operations in Argentina (Central Termica San Miguel du Tucuman and Ave Fenix Energia) and Colombia (Merilectrica).
- Lead negotiator for the disposition of the Panda natural gas production fields in Mozambique.
- Workout consultant in one of the world's largest, most complex, and media-intensive bankruptcies (Enron Corp.); supervised the re-organization and sale of ~$2 Billion portfolio of international energy investments in India.